National Hockey League

NHL cancels games through Sept. 30

New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NHL announced Wednesday the cancellation of the 2012 preseason through Sept. 30.

The cancellations were necessary due to the absence of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players' Association and the NHL.

The preseason was set to begin Sept. 23, with the regular season commencing on Oct. 11.

In addition, the 2012 Kraft Hockeyville preseason game, scheduled for Oct. 3 in Belleville, Ontario, has been postponed until 2013.

The NHL is officially in its third work stoppage in less than 20 years.

09/19 17:14:55 ET

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